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is waiting for answers while the fbi investigating the killing of four americans in benghazi, libya, our sources say that not one fbi investigator has step foot in the crime scene. the same sources say the crime scene has not been secured. and those are two deadlines, just two new pieces of information tonight. that is not all we are learning. cnn national security contributor fwran townsend is joining now. as we often mention there is a the former white house security adviser and a member of the cia external advisory commit thai tee and in libya with her employer. and also with us is former cia officer bob behr. you have new reporting on the status of the fbi investigation. what can you tell us? >> it is extraordinary and astonishing to me who worked with the fbi over a decade. you understand when this happens and the fbi opens an investigation one of the first things they do is go to the state department and say please request permission for us to enter this country, libya, get to the crime scene, benghazi. please request that we have the security and ability to do that and that we wi
waiting for answers. our sources reveal that not single fbi investigators has set foot at the crime scene 15 days after the tris tick attack. and that the crime scene has still not been secured. fran towson has the scoop. fran, is the former white house homeland security adviser and a member of the security adviser committee and was recently in lib libya. and former cia officer bob bayer. so you have new reporting now on the sat ttatus of the fbi investigation. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the vks o investigation one of the first thing they do is say, please request for us to get to the crime scene and request that we will have access to the crime scene and to any individuals that the libyans take into custody. while the fbi has made that request. what we found out today, while the fbi has finally made it to tripoli, they haven't been on the ground in bengazi. they deployed their personal to a lotication in the region. they have conducted interviews of personnel who were there at the time of the attack. they made a request that the crime scene be secured. as we
of the fbi investigation. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the vks o investigation one of the first thing they do is say, please request for us to get to the crime scene and request that we will have access to the crime scene and to any individuals that the libyans take into custody. while the fbi has made that request. what we found out today, while the fbi has finally made it to tripoli, they haven't been on the ground in bengazi. they deployed their personal to a lotication in the region. they have conducted interviews of personnel who were there at the time of the attack. they made a request that the crime scene be secured. as we know from reporting, the state department -- we don't know whether that request was put to the libyans and whether that was denied. official i spoke to said if we get there now it is not clear whether it will be of use to us. look, one of the things we have to do is question the individuals that the libyans have in custody to understand what they are learning and they made that request through the state department. so the fbi has to pas
she is still waiting for answers while the fbi investigates four americans killing in benghazi, libya. our sources reveal that not single fbi investigators has set foot at the crime scene 15 days after the terrorist attack. and that the crime scene has still not been secured. those are just two headlines, two new pieces of information tonight. that is not all we're learning. cnn national security correspondent fran townsend joins us now. as we often mention, fran is a former white house homeland security adviser and a member of the security adviser committee and was recently in libya with her xworm, mccann drew & forbes. also with us, bob bear and we have the daily beast. you have new reporting. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the investigation one of the first thing is go to the state department and say, please request permission for to us enter the country, get to the crime scene, benghazi, and please request that we will have the security and the ability to do that, that we will have access to the crime scene, that we will have access to any individuals tha
and we have the daily beast. you have new reporting. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the investigation one of the first thing is go to the state department and say, please request permission for to us enter the country, get to the crime scene, benghazi, and please request that we will have the security and the ability to do that, that we will have access to the crime scene, that we will have access to any individuals that the libyans take into custody. none of that has -- while the fbi has made that request, we found out from senior law enforcement officials, while the fbi has made it to tripoli, they never made it to benghazi. >> haven't been on the ground in benghazi? >> no, they have no. the fbi has finally made it to tripoli, they haven't been on the ground in bengazi. they deployed their personal to a location in the region. they have conducted interviews of personnel who were there at the time of the attack. they've not been able to get -- gotten as far as tripoli, but not to benghazi. they made a request that the crime scene be secured. as we know from re
. >>shepard: is the f.b.i. in own this and on the ground? >>reporter: there is a lot of confusion of the salt us of the f.b.i. early today, greg palcot reports the f.b.i. was in tripoli but is not yet in benghazi. there is concern that den days of the assault the crime scene was contaminated. so far the f.b.i. has not responded to that. >>shepard: no response to whether the scene is contaminated in benghazi after ten days. >>reporter: you do not need a response to that. >>shepard: one of the stage crew could come up with that answer. >>reporter: the question is whether they have been there, whether the f.b.i. has been able to get on the ground. the answer may well be, no, the continues have continued to deteriorate. >>shepard: but the press was there. >>reporter: we don't have a whole segment to do that? are you going to open up some time? >>shepard: the resolution was there? >>reporter: that is correct, they were. >>shepard: many libyans condemned the attack on the consequence last and 30,000 strong marched through benghazi demanding that militants lay down their arms. the protests aimed at
into the investigation who is responsible for killing four americans at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. f.b.i. considering the possibility the attack may have been an inside job. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the latest from washington. >> reporter: an f.b.i. team assigned to investigate the murder into chris stevens is looking into the group of hundred attacksers had inside help from the private security contractors from the state department had hired to guard the consulate. susan collins asked the director of national terrorism center at a committee hearing this week. the state department hired blue mountain group, a private security group out of wales to hire local guards. the contract was worth half a million dollars. indications that the local guards may have been casing the consulate were revealed oh an online gaming site. quote, assuming that we don't die tonight we saw one of our quote, police taking pictures that guard the compound. he could have been referring to the libyan government police that guard the periphery of the compound. today the protestors target
government that told our f.b.i. you can't talk to the people in custody that killed the four americans including the ambassador as an you can't go to benghazi. you don't want to pull that guy aside and say are you kidding me? >> eric: in the aftermath, president obama had campaign stops. campaign is very important. that is why he couldn't meet with netanyahu. if he meet with him he would have to meet with ten is what inside white house sources have said. so meet with ten. >> he is going to get his checks anyway. come on. >> gretchen: we discussed the why politically because you don't want to create news coming out of those meetings when it looks ahead in the polls so you coast. hillary clinton -- she is the hardest working person in washington. she is flying all over the world taking all these meetings for the president. a lot of people are going to wonder. >> don't they see this man is more interested in getting re-elected than doing the job he was elected to do in the first place, keeping us safe, number one. four american diplomats are dead. let's make sure that four more won't get
there is a security issue? >> apparently we withdraw non-essential personnel before, but the fbi team that is supposed to be investigating has apparently not gonna get either. lou: they are reporting that they have been there for days and they are not moving around for fear of their own safety, yet we have an ambassador with the state department that has been alerted to the security concerns without, without protection. >> this is a debacle. you cannot lose for americans and not to include somebody has messed up very badly. somebody should be held responsible. think that's one reason why the administration has planned about this. lou: the idea that this is a cover-up straight forward questions about the murder of a mess of stevenson got three other americans including the two former u.s. navy seals still lusted up and address the american people on what in the world is going on. now they're saying they cannot talk about it because the fbi is called up in a hotel and tripoli >> that does not cut it. lou: this is outrageous. >> there are only two explanations, one is they're lying and covering up, but t
learn from bret baier and his reporting as of right now there hasn't been a single fbi agent on the ground in benghazi. we're all looking toward that investigation because that's what we're told from the administration will provide more answers, the fbi investigation, if no one is on the ground what are we to make of that? >> i think you make a couple of things. why is anybody not on the ground? is it too dangerous for the fbi to go there? secondly if the administration says, hold your horses wait until we got full investigation and we find out there is no investigation, again, it is that drip, drip, drip. what did they know? when did they know it? why are they trying to cover it up and what is going on? it wasn't so unsafe in benghazi a cnn reporter went there several days ago and got the ambassador's personal diary. maybe somebody is there but not the united states fbi. jenna: we'll watch the continuing to develop story. kt, thanks for your insights. well have much more on the controversy over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. top senators on the senate foreign rel
. the leader says the next step is to start liberating damascus. >>> the wife of a missing retired fbi agent hopes to meet with the president of iran to plead for her husband's safe return. robert levenson disappeared on kish island in 2007 while investigating cigarette smuggling for a private company. now billboards with levenson's pictures are up in new york's time's square in hopes ma ahmadinejad will see them. >> 33 years of service to the united states deserves something. >> iran's president has repeatedly turned down meeting requests from levinsoavvilevinsn the past. >>> a man jumped into the bronx zoo because of a desire to be with the tigers. he jumped from the monorail yesterday into the pit where a tiger bit him. rescuers helped move the tiger away from the man. >> is the tiger going to be put down? >> no, absolutely -- as i said, the tiger did nothing wrong in this, did nothing wrong in this case at all. >> 25-year-old man is in stable condition with a broken shoulder, rib, pelvis, and ankle. he will be charged with trespassing. >>> the filmmaker behind that anti-muslim movie that
details . what can you tell us? >> an f.b.i. team assign to the murder of ambassador chris stevens and three others is lookking into whether the group of 100 attackers had inside help from the private security contractors whom the state department had hire to guard inside of the benghazi conflict. susan collins asked the national counter terrorism the question in a committee hearing this week. the state department hired blue mountain group out of wales to vet and hire locall guards. the contract was worth half a million dollars. indications that the local guards may have been casing the consulate were posted on a gaming website who said assuming we don't die tonight. one of our police that guard the compound taking pictures. he could have been referring to the libya government police. already thousands of libyans have taken it upon themselves at one of the armed militias that were involved. tens of this happeneds of anti-islamic protestors took to the street was benghazi and stormed the compound of a group that is allied with al-qaida. they burned the office and moved on to a secon
an fbi agent, i get to look at all of that. i come to a different conclusion. they are only moderately confident that it was a spontaneous event because there are huge gaps in what we know. >> shannon: it was all about u.s. foreign policy on fox news sunday. i sat down with chris wallace for more on his interviews with dr. susan rice and the house intelligence chair, mike rogers. chris, it is all about what happened in foreign pm's this week. you had the ambassador to the u.n., dr. susan rice, to talk about the administration's position on what may have sparked what we saw play out in the middle-east. >> it is intk because jay carney, the white house spokesman said it on friday and ambassador rice backed it up, reinforced it, doubled down on sunday. they say that all of this unrest across the middle-east is all about that video that came out, this obscure video that insults the prophet muhammad, they say it has nothing to do with anti-american feelings and u.s. policies. there are an awful lot of people who question that, but that's the position of the administration. >> shannon: you t
was hijacked by clusters of extremists the fbi trying to sort it all out. now to gregg palkot of tunisia. >> the word we are getting from u.s. embassy officials is many americans already left tunisia this in response to the state department evacuation order for all nonessential staffers and family. the embassy was calm without force not so we were told today during key moments on friday. islamist protestors and others angry about the anti muslim film scaled the embassy walls and smashed up the case. more shocking is what we found at the american school k through 12 six hundred kids of foreign parents and 100 american children. >> at noon on friday the playground of the school would have been filled with young kids some of them american and then the administrators got word a violent protest was happening across the street at the embassy and protestors could be coming in this direction. they sent the kids home because they did come they ransacked the school looted it burnt down classrooms. this is all that was left in one of the rooms the kids were in hours before. >> we spoke to the head
of this on friday by saying, well, there is an fbi investigation going on. we are not going to comment on it any further. that lasted all the way until sunday, but i think really reporters -- lou: when susan rice major appearance. >> right. reporters have an obligation to find out what went on here. we have embassies all over the region. we have tens of thousands of private citizens who are in jeopardy. we need to know what the facts are. lou: there is something going on here that is peculiar, unique, unprecedented. and that is a white house that seems to be focusing primarily on representing the united states and facts abroad that are not facts at all and, in fact, are tortured by the witnesses in been gauzy by intelligence sources. there is not a single source as far as i know that corroborates what the united nations ambassador is telling the american people and what a white house is telling the american people. >> also, it is all because of this silly movie on youtube which is hardly a movie. a bunch of guys who have glue around years and this tells pretending. lou: let me corroboree what yo
they work for government. one is working for security, fbi. another in the da's office. they make about $250,000 as a couple after they pay for the kids and the food and whatever they need just to get by, they don't have a lot of money left over. where does this number, $250,000 for a couple, come from? do you really think $200,000 for an individual, that person should be paying higher taxes in this economy right now? is that the number? >> look, i think we need to price our product. the things we have government buy, whether it's defending our country abroad, building roads at home, providing education, providing law enforcement, cia to keep us safe, nih, whatever it is -- >> you're saying yes. >> we need to make a determination. do we want it? if we don't want it, then we don't have to pay for it. if we want it, yes, we need to pay for it. who's going to pay for it? those people who have resources to help pay the bills of our country. we made decisions. we're buying a lot. the republicans, frankly, in my view, have not cut spending under ronald reagan or under george bush i or george bush
they knew more than just the layout of our u.s. consulate in libya. the fbi pressing in trying to determine if the deadly attack on the consulate was an inside job. investigators say they want to know how much they knew in advance. our u.s. ambassador and three other americans killed there. a militias behind the attack are starting to disband. and to break apart in the wake of the violent protests. and at the national zoo in washington, a giant panda cub born just six days ago has died. keepers heard distress signs from the mom, and they got there, the cub was dead. these animals are born about the size of a stick, and back to huckabee. >> mike: when republican criticize health care, democrats come up with a response like these. >> i've been searching for the republican alternative, there is no republican alternative. >> and see the republican alternative i'm sorry to say is nonexistent. >> the shrill voices of oppo ramped up for weeks, loudly spreading fabrication and fear and remarkably silent when asked to produce answers of their own. >> frankly, i don't know what they want. said 131 da
interagency task force to include more federal partners including the fbi, the intelligence community is devoting more resources to identifying trafficking networks, we've strengthened protections that foreign born workers know their rights and most of all we're going after the traffickers. new anti-trafficking teams are dismantling their networks. last year we charged a record number of these predators with human trafficking. we're putting them where they belong, behind bars. but -- [ applause ] but with more than 20 million victims of human trafficking around the world, think about that, more than 20 million, we've got a lot more to do. that's why earlier this year i directed my administration to increase our efforts and today i can announce a series of additional steps that we're going to take. first we're going to do more to spot it and stop it. we'll prepare a new assessment of human trafficking in the united states so we better understand the scope and scale of the problem. we'll strengthen training so investigators and law enforcement are even better equipped to take action. an
-- security is so bad that the fbi won't even even go in now to investigate the case. and i want to stay with this. what about this coverup? >> it is a coverup. >> susan rice goes out and basically lies to the american people on a number of news shows, we now know that the administration knew right away that this was a pre-planned al qaeda terrorist operation and they lied and now they're covering up the lie. >> within 24 hours they knew it was an al qaeda operation. >> so that's why they don't want obama loose on this foreign policy. >> obama never takes -- he never says i'm to blame. it's always george bush is to blame, somebody else is to blame. he's never to blame. he is to blame. it's on his watch. >> go ahead, mark. >> the one thing that i have to say in defense of the administration here, and i know the security situation in the north africa quite well because of my own experience. it was confusing in the beginning. but it's no excuse if going out there and trotting out some alibi that it was not a terrorist attack. so i agree with that. but the one thing i want to say is the pres
that an investigation is underway. >> the libyans are leading an investigation. we have our own f.b.i. investigation, we also have close f.b.i. and libyan cooperation as we both pursue these, but i'm not going to get into the back and forth of who is arrested, what we think, what we know about any of this. >> reporter: meanwhile reaction to this anti-is film is complicating the end game in afghanistan with attacks against nato troops there being blamed on the film. u.s. officials have suspended joint operations withafter beg with afghan prop patrols and that complicates with call by 2018. martha: it's difficult to get a handle on exactly what took place. a former c.i.a. covert operations officer joins us with his analysis with the intel skwhrepbs gatherethe inch with the intelligence gathered so far. bill: they told fox's sean hannity that the white house is hiding from reality. >> they don't want to admit it's a terrorist attack, his policies have failed. >> they he think this is weaker and just this afternoon we hear that the doj is now going to be investigating this incident. sean, these guys are --
. martha: could be. how does all this impact the fbi investigation going on there into the death of ambassador stevens and three other americans? >> reporter: martha, the word we're getting on the ground from benghazi it is calm. authorities are more in control. that is a good thing. the word also been getting on the ground here that the fb i-team sent to this country to investigate the crime has been hampered, maybe even blocked from the benghazi situation and the crime scene there. so that could help. overall, frankly also the public is going after the very militant groups that a lot of people suspect had a real hand in the killing of ambassador stevens and the other americans. that might be a good thing. as for the libyan authorities we're not exactly sure how fast that investigation is going forward. we met with one official today. he claims to me that they have 25 suspects in custody. but frankly in the past week or so we have heard one number, number two, number three numbers for arrests and suspects. one other concern about the crackdown, martha, the militants are being fo
from a suburban philadelphia home. the fbi says a former house cleaner was arrested in maryland after it was found in her double bag. those a year news headlines in the fox business network. lori: her reaction is something. the world's most powerful bank, goldman sachs breaking for an expose on dealings. greg smith, a former employee who wrote that in the new york times op-ed, getting ready to release a parallel next month with all the juicy details. charlie: the lot of people don't know what he put together. he put this together in less than a year. people he pitched the book to, 5 he was pretty light on the specifics. didn't have a lot more than what was in the famous op-ed that cause the big stir where he said the culture of goldman sachs, rods from the head -- starve from the top of the firm. lloyd blankfein all the way down and so he went on a rampage. the book is coming out in late october. it is coming out a week after earnings. here is what goldman sachs is worried about. this is right as lloyd blankfein is on this sharma offense. image remaking campaign for himself and the fi
in tripoli and confirms fbi agents are holding back in the city. we have no confirmation any of the agents have reached benghazi, the scene of the killing of chris stevens and three other americans. that area is not a safe place to operate in if you are american but there are concerns at the crime scene ten days later might be contaminated. likewise confirmed the marine rapid response anti-terrorist squad that was thrown in here last week remains here in tripoli. the embassy is well guarded amid other questions that u.s. military teams were not dispatched fast enough. critics are saying that and some say the security at the consulate in benghazi was not strong enough and might have led to the problems and warnings were not taken from other attacks by militant groups in benghazi in months prior to an attack. militants strong on that side of the country. in defiance of that and honoring the late ambassador, is killing hitting home, we are watching live scenes coming from benghazi of a protest. thousands of people out in the street basically calling on the government in tripoli to do more to
incident sparked by an anti-islam film. just listen to this. >> the fbi is-- has a lead in this investigation. the information, the best information ap assessment we have today is that in fact, this was not a pre-planned, pre-meditated attack, that what happened initially was -- it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo, as a consequence of the video. stuart: so she says the video did it, but according to senator john mccain that is not the case. >> it's disengagement prior to 9/11 we had a policy of containment. then, after 9/11 it was confrontation, with the terrorists and al qaeda. now, it's disengagement. every time you just saw the spokesperson, we're leaving iraq, we're leaving afghanistan, we're leaving the area. the people in the area are having to adjust and they believe the united states is weak. stuart: coming up, the top of the hour, ten o'clock, kt mcfarland on the policy disarray, can we say that the president's approach to islam is working, yes or no. top of the hour. lt. colonel oliver north will be here, says no, you cannot bring
of how substantial they could be. the u.s., of course, weighing in heavily in this investigation. f.b.i. agents leading the investigation, and should be in the country in short order. what we're hearing in cairo is what we're seeing on those feeds is that there has been clashes again overnight and into the day between protesters and the police. we understand that the cordon has been pushed away from the u.s. embassies, so there is no repeat of what we saw on tuesday with individuals scales the wall around the embassy. another wall has been built on the other end of the street away from the embassy to make sure that -- well, they're going to get to one wall around the embassy, they've got to cross another wall on the other side of the street. but again, there have been clashes through the day there and we are just about look at the end of friday prayers and traditionally then is when protests begin. in yemen, the u.s. embassy was assaulted there yesterday. parts of the grounds were overrun by protesters. we have new information coming from an unnamed yemeni government official telling me
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